Our flight was great, on time and super duper!!!!
I didn't really know a single person going, except that a friend from FLC her mom and sister were on the trip. So I knew they were there, but didn't really know anyone! I knew immediately that these folks seemed easy-going, ready and EAGER to serve and ready to see what God would do on this trip.
While getting off the plane it was fun to see the LAX airport...and when we got to baggage I realized that I recognized someone! It was an actor from the Blue Man production I had seen earlier in the week! I thought this had to be a joke, how in the world!!??!!!! I walk up and had a nice convo with him and wished him well on his adventures! It was the coolest thing to start my trip off with a person I definitely creatively respect and admire!!!
|This was him, Friday nite at the show! I was in 3rd level balcony at Bass Hall.|
|Yes, she hopped in the van from the rear doors :)|
|Pastor giving us the pep talk about the dream center excitement AND the cafeteria food. LOL!!!!|
After we arrived we were given our tour, but I didn't know he was taking us to the ROOF of the Dream Center...so I didn't have anything with me as far as to take photos....so I just took in the view - and we took pictures later AFTER we learned about all the programs the Dream Center offers and where everything was. The STM groups have the 6th floor and you have to walk down and then back up into your hallways to go to your rooms! We started with about 17 or so girls in our room! Girls in one, Guys in another room. We had bunk beds (amazing ones actually) and for those that were a tad shorter in stature...it proved to be difficult on some days! :(
|A look dowards from our balcony on the stairs!|
|This is from our balcony on the stairs looking towards the main "black top" parking and cafeteria|
|First little group pic! katy, Rae and me!|
|Sunset on the first day.|
|Just so u remember, we are in California. :)|
The things that STM'ers get: bed, 1 sheet, 1 pillow/pillowcase, 1 blanket, 1 towel. More than enough for us we found out. But we also found out - that 17 girls to ONE bathroom proved a bit challenging since we picked the "small" room with the bathroom. We had the door open and close all day and night...as well as lines forming! Little did we know - the shower room had one, and the lounge had one. PRAISE GOD!
DAY TWO coming soon.
Thanks to LISA for this great slideshow of all our images together!